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Songkran Festival 2017 Events

This listing will be periodically updated with more events as they are made aware to us. If you have any event, please send details, a small blurb and some pictures to us at [email protected] and we will add to this list.

Official Chiang Mai Songkran Festival 2017

12th – 16th April

@ Chiang Mai City

Tel. 053 259 365

Join in the traditional celebrations with pretty girls riding bicycles holding umbrellas, a Lanna ornament contest, a worship ceremony for Lord Buddha’s Relic, bathing rites for Phra Srimangalajan, the building of a sand pagoda, rite of Phra Buddha Sihing, Mister and Miss Songkran contest, Lanna traditional art contest, and much more. Most events will take place around the moat, and at Thapae Gate. Strict laws on alcohol are usually enforced along the moat.


PRC: RUN With Love

12th April

@Prince Royal College

A 6.3km run from 6am – 8am. A perfect way to start the new year celebrations!



Water Wars Chiang Mai 2017

12th – 15th April

@ Prasert Land
Chang Music Connection invites you to join in their Water Wars Chiang Mai 2017 at Prasert Land. Haev fun with live concert of Buddha Bless on April 12th, Klear on April 13th, Stamp on April 14th and Scrubb on April 15th. Ticket are 100 baht and 300 baht for VIPs. From 5pm until late. For more information contact LINE account: SafehouseChiangmai or calls 061 090 5000.


Singha Songkran Chiang Mai Night Run 2017

13th April

@ Chiang Mai Zoo

A 10.5km run up and then another 10.5km run down Doi Suthep. From 8pm – 11pm.

Kad Farang Songkran Festival 2017

16th April

@ Kad Farang Village

Tel. 053 430 555, 091 027 8445

The kad Farang cute kid contest will be held on April 16. Competitors must me 6-10 years old. There is also a retro market, local food and drinks and over 30 shops open over the Songrkan period. There will also be a traditional water pouring ceremony.

Pool Party at Le Méridien

13th April

Join for the most talked about pool party in town with great beats by acclaimed DJ Groove and DJ Richie B, mixologist cocktails and incredible sunset by infinity pool. Entrance Fee: 300 baht (a complimentary drink for ladies from 3 – 5pm). Drinks start from 100 baht. From 3pm until 10pm. Check Facebook for more information.


Songkran Festival at Tha Chang Café

13th – 15th April

Tel. 082 028 3736

Celebrate Songkran and get soaked with Tha Chang Café this year. 150 baht per person per night with a free waterproof bag for your phone. 1,800 baht per table for VIP zone along with four free waterproof bags, and 1,000 baht for reservation zone with four ticket and four free waterproof bags.


Songkran at Lokmolee Temple

13th – 15th April

Bangkok Airways invites everyone to enjoy a traditional Songkran at Lokmolee Temple (north side of the moat) from 6pm – 9pm every day of the festival. No water guns, just polite sprinkling and traditional fun. There will be Kad Mua (traditional Lanna foods) available throughout the day. All money raised from Kad Mua will go to the temple. This is one of the only places where people can enjoy a traditional Songkran in the city!


Free concert by Chang Music Connection

13th – 15th April

@ Central Festival Chiang Mai

Each night from 6pm until midnight.

April 13th Christina Aguilar

April 14th Ben Chalatit NOS Somkiat

April 15th Tattoo Colour and Skykick Ranger


Songkran Festival at Holiday Inn
13th – 15th April

Head over to the Holiday Inn Chiang Mai and join the fun and festivities of Songkran festival from 1pm – 6pm every day of the New Year celebrations. Barbequed red pork with rice, egg noodle soup with red roast pork, papaya salad, sticky rice, roast chicken, northern sausage and many drinks and beverages available throughout the day. There is also a buffet tent at River Terrace for just 799 baht a head from 6.30pm – 10.30pm. More information: 053 275 300, 053 801 460 (River Terrace).


Songkran at Shangri-La Hotel

13th – 16th April

Tel. 053 253 888

[email protected]

Spend your Songkran enjoying the unlimited taste of Szechuan cuisine at China Kitchen. A full array of mouthwatering Chinese dishes will be served every day over Songkran, so escape the wild water games outside and fill up on some spicy Asian cuisine. Free use of the pool for all guests.


Lobster and Crab Feast at Kad Kafe Shangri-La Hotel

14th April

6pm – 10pm

Make your Songkran extra special this year and bring your friends and family along to indulge in a sumptuous feast of lobster and crab with a wide selection of seafood and meat BBQ, authentic northern Thai dishes and your favourite desserts during this festive Thai New Year holiday. 1,788 baht net per person, children below 6 years old eat for free and Children below 12 years old get 50% off. For reservations callas 053 253 888 or email: [email protected]

11th Annual Chiang Mai Ultimate Frisbee Hat Tournament 2017

15th April

@ Maejo University

The Chiang Mai Ultimate Frisbee Community is once again hosting its annual Hat Tournament at 6pm. Tournament fees: Early bird reg. + disc is 2200 baht, normal price reg. fee is 2300 baht, and normal price reg. + disc is 2500 baht. For more information contact email: [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected]

Thai-China Friendship Chiang Mai Half Marathon 2017

16th April

@ Royal Pavillion, Royal Flora Ratchaphruek

There are three runs, 21.1km, 10.5km, and 5km. Time record by ultimate timing chips systems. Meet with over 1,500 Thai and international runners at this marathon event.


Happy Thai New Year with Imperial Mae Ping

Now until the end of Songkran

@ Imperial Mae Ping Hotel

Tel. 053 283 900

As Songkran approaches, stay dry in the evening at the Garden Bar, or escape the midday sun with a Northern Thai set lunch. Enjoy an assortment of traditional Chiang Mai starters, spicy clear chicken soup “Chiang Mai” style, pork curry with ginger, peanuts and tamarind Hang Lay curry, and special deserts like mango sticky rice.

CS Songkran Meetup

14th – 16th April

@ Chiang Mai

Warriors unite and take to Chiang Mai in full force with the CS Songkran meetup.
More details of the exact event schedule will be posted on their Facebook page nearer the time.


Songkran Celebration Four Seasons Style

18th April

@ Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Tel. 053 298 181

[email protected]

Once the wter has settled, join the Four Seasons in celebrating the Thai New Year in traditional Lanna style. Joyous activities and festive dishes specially prepared by their culinary team will be served and the tradition of pouring scented water onto the hands of elders for good fortune and prosperity in the New Year will also take place. Immerse your senses in a mesmerising Thai traditional danc and a dramatic Songkran Drum Parade. Savour upmarket authentic street food selections featuring an array of local favourite dishes.

The Resort is also offering complimentary shuttle bus services into town. The drop off and pick up points are the D2 Hotel, just off Bazaar Street, and Nimmanhaemin Road. From 2pm – 5pm.

Night Market to Resort: 12.15pm, 3pm. Limited places are available.